Keep them reading with these hot new releases, guaranteed to stir up the imagination.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Ocean Hide & Seek
by Eric Carle
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is playing hide and seek in the ocean! Follow the finger trails and lift the flaps to discover leaping dolphins, colourful seahorses, magnificent whales and many more. A gentle rhyming narrative with a die-cut finger trail, die-cut details and a chunky flap on every page. There is so much for little hands to explore in this fun first introduction to sea creatures and their habitat.
Amara goes to the Olympics
by Lady Zamar
Amara’s bullies are mean and harsh. BUT this year, she decides to try out for the school Olympics. She tries out for not one, not three but ALL the events. Will the little girl with a flower ribbon in her big, curly hair who gets teased so often; the sick, scared girl at the hospital who couldn’t reach high places, be able to successfully compete? Or will she just make a huge fool of herself? A story about a small girl with big hair and dreams as high as the stars.
by Hana Tooke
Ema Vašková has always felt different. In a family of famous scientists, there's not much room for superstition or omens – but they seem to follow Ema wherever she goes. It doesn't help that she appears to predict events before they happen, and has a peculiar fear of shadows . . .
When Ema is sent to stay with her eccentric uncle in Prague, she fears she'll lose the chance to ever fit in. But then she meets Silvie – a girl who finally sees Ema for the extraordinary person that she is. Soon the girls are meeting for secret midnight adventures, and facing Ema's fears together.
But then disaster strikes. Silvie goes missing – and it's up to Ema to find her. Now she must gather the courage to hunt the city, find her friend, and uncover the secrets of the one clue Silvie left as to where she might be – inside the mysterious Midnight Guild . . .
Time of the Swallows
by Dianne Stewart
In this Coming-of-Age novel set over the course of one summer in KwaZulu Natal, Anele discovers that life is full of challenges and together with her family learns to adjust to unforeseen circumstances. Like the swallows’ seasonal visitation, Anele realises that time on earth is short. Little did she know how short it could be.
The Merciless Ones
by Namina Forna
It's been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera, and discovered who she really is... But war is waging across the kingdom, and the real battle has only just begun. For there is a dark force growing in Otera - a merciless power that Deka and her army must stop.
Yet hidden secrets threaten to destroy everything Deka has known. And with her own gifts changing, Deka must discover if she holds the key to saving Otera... or if she might be its greatest threat.
The Merciless Ones is the second, thrilling instalment of the epic fantasy series in which a young heroine fights against a world that would dare tame her.
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